- Germany’s edition of the Playboy magazine hitting the stand this month will feature transgender cover girl, Giuliana Farfalla, for the very first time.
- Farfalla, born male and was named Pascal Radermacher, is from the city of Breisgau, a southwestern German city and underwent sex reassignment surgery when she was 16.
- The publication is hailed for its inclusion of trans people as it previously made history for selecting French transgender model Ines Rau as Playmate in its United States’ edition last year.
Germany’s Playboy magazine made history for featuring a transgender model to be its cover girl for the very first time according to transgender news report by the Independent on January 11.
Trans woman and model Giuliana Farfalla became the first transgender cover girl in Germany’s edition of the Playboy magazine.
Farfalla, a 21-year old model who starred in reality TV show Germany’s Next Top Model, shared on the photo-sharing social media site Instagram the cover of the magazine where she appeared topless.
She captioned the image, “I hope you like the cover as I do.”
It proved to be very popular on Instagram, gathering about 10,000 likes.
Farfalla, born male and was named Pascal Radermacher, is from the city of Breisgau, a southwestern German city. She underwent sex reassignment surgery when she was 16.
The edition of the magazine with Farfalla on the cover page was available in the newsstands starting last January 11.
Being a cover girl, she is now part of the growing list of transgender models who appeared on the pages of Playboy. The publication is hailed for championing the inclusion of transgender models over the years.
Many other transgender models already appeared in the magazine in its 64-year history.
Last year, it made history by featuring a center-fold photo-spread of French transgender model Ines Rau and naming her the Playboy Playmate for that month of November 2017. Rau previously appeared in the magazine in May 2014 on an issue that focused on highlighting progressive understanding of non-binary gender.
In 1991, James Bond actress and openly transgender woman Caroline Cossey posed for Playboy. She previously posed for the magazine ten years earlier before her transition and her gender identity were revealed.
The publication is also hailed for advocating diversity despite being involved in its fair share of controversy. For instance, in 1971, model Darine Stern was the October cover girl and appeared nude at a time when African-American women were in the midst of fighting for visibility in society.
Other notable publications have featured transgender women recently.
For example, the Brazilian model and transgender woman Valentina Sampaio appeared in the renowned French Vogue magazine in its March 2017 edition.
In October last year, trans woman Aizya Naaz Joshi made history by becoming India’s first transgender cover girl in Telheka, one of India’s leading fashion magazine.